• About Hellyer

    Former NorCal resident now residing in Madison,Wisconsin. I race cross, but I'm named after a velodrome. Support your local bike shop, NorCal race promoters, and go learn to race on a track. Hellyer Velodrome - http://www.ridethetrack.com


    Primetime Podcast: Philly’s Best Young Rider Ruth Winder

    by  • June 7, 2013 • interviews

    Last week NorCal’s Ruth Winder (Vanderkitten) won the best young rider category at the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic.  Winder, only 19, came in 15th overall in Philly,  and her performance over the last year, including a win at the legendary Tour of Sommerville, earned her an invite to race with the US National...

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    by  • June 5, 2013 • Crit

    LODI, Calif. (June 3, 2013) – The historic streets of Lodi will once again see a peloton of road cyclists whizzing through downtown during the fifth annual Lodi Cyclefest, presented by Michael David Winery.   This year’s series of bike races will take place on Sunday June 30th.  This family friendly event will bring hundreds...

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    Dashin For Cash

    by  • June 1, 2013 • Crit, race coverage

    I asked one of the Peninsula NorCal posse, @yu_kie, at the Dash for Cash to get a quote for me from the Men’s P/1/2 winner Eric Wholberg.  I’m not sure if it’s a joke or not but here was my Wholberg quote…”Are these (bib) shorts too thin and showing my butt?”  The first thought that came...

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    Misty Mountain Hamilton Classic

    by  • May 27, 2013 • race coverage, womyn on weels

    by Lisa Mueller A self-selected group of two dozen hardwomen crossed the rain-soaked start line at yesterday’s misty Mount Hamilton Classic. The point-to-point district championship course has earned its “classic” designation by virtue of its base-to-summit “warmup” followed by a risk-taker’s descent (cattle guard IN A HAIRPIN, anyone?). And don’t forget the extra 50...

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    Come to Wisconsin, We Can Party

    by  • May 21, 2013 • advert, Crit, opinionate

    Tour of America's Dairyland

    Tour of America’s Dairyland contacted us in the spring about advertising on the site and I got really excited. First off they are big, high quality race, and wanted to draw racers from Northern California to their event. Second, I now live in Wisconsin, it’s a long sad story, so I get to wax...

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    #ATOC Finally Enters NorCalandia

    by  • May 17, 2013 • euroNews, too random

      The Amgen Tour of California was sneaky this year.  Due to the reverse route and SoCal start it lacked the usual buzz I have grown used to.  Usually there is a lot of chatter about where everybody is going to meet up, what they are going to wear, who is bringing beer and...

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    Advanced Concussion Training: May 16 with Alison Tetrick

    by  • May 14, 2013 • advert

    Save your Brain – Learn from the Experts On How to Recognize and Manage TBI’s Advanced Concussion Training Sponsored by California Concussion Coalition and: Presented by: Eric Freitag, Psy.D, Coalition Co-Chair, Executive Director, Mt. Diablo Memory Center Sport Concussion Program Cindy J. Chang, M.D, Coalition Co-Chair, Chief Medical Officer to the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team...

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    NorCal Entrepreneurs: New Kit Day

    by  • May 8, 2013 • interviews, tech

    I was intrigued when I saw a Kickstarter request from some names I knew from the Hellyer Velodrome community.  I’m always interested in NorCal/American made clothing so I quickly followed up with one of the principals in the venture, and Hellyer-ite, Anthony Borba.  During the interview I started to get the feeling this was...

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